Nick Kenworthy has over 20 years experience in the cable industry and was technical manager at Pirelli. He has developed many brand leading fire performance products and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation low smoke zero halogen materials amongst many others.
Justin Bates also has several years experience working for Pirelli and additive suppliers to the cable industry.
Paul Gale is an experienced cable test & audit engineer.
Derek Bates provides ferrous and non ferrous metallurgical consultancy to the cable industry.
We have expertise in both energy and telecommunication products.
Materials Technology have extensive experience within the cable and wire industry. Our engineers have worked for multi national cable and wire companies in the area of compound formulation, compounding, extrusion and product development.
Our Engineers have in depth knowledge of a wide variety of products and materials used in this industry including low voltage products(LV), medium voltage products (MV), high voltage products (HV), Supertension Cables (ST), cable accessories and fire performance products (FP).
We have wide experience of the typical materials used within this industry including PVC, PE, low smoke and zero halogen types, rubber compounds including CPE, NBR, EPDM, EPR and engineering materials like Nylon, PBT, PEEK etc.
We have a wide range of experience of various compounding technologies including intermix, banbury, twin screw compounding and Buss Ko Kneaders. Our technology expertise also includes silane cross linking, electron beam processing, CV and CCV processing and high speed wire extrusion processes. We have contributed to the development of many cable standards over the years and our know how continues to be used by a variety of cable manufacturers and suppliers to the cable industry worldwide.
Some typical services that we offer in this area includes:
- Extrusion, Cable and cable compound training
- De-formulation and reverse engineering of samples
- Fault analysis of materials and products
- Contaminant analysis
- Recipe design and optimisation
- Product development & Design Review
- Custom compounds & Cost reduction
- Fire performance formulation and improvement
- General testing (including mechanical, ageing, UV, climatic, ozone & custom tests)
- Benchmarking and competitor analysis
- Process trouble shooting and optimisation
- Alternative sources and specifications
We can provide you with all of you cable technical needs. Your business can benefit directly form our years of experience. Call to discuss any requirements that you may have.